Dad was showing Jon his medical card explaining that he’s got a new hip. Jon was asking why they haven’t got it in Swedish. I said that it’s in Swedish on one side and English on the other. All of the sudden dad exclaims: “I hate Swedish!”
Life is working out so much better for me today. And I have also managed to tick a few more things off my list, which makes it even better. Yesterday I felt like the worst pms mess, or post mess rather. I even tried at the end of my workout to “Deal or no deal” on the treadmill. At the gym! Embarrassing.
They broke me today. I spent all afternoon yesterday trying to get a hold of my GP. Finally I got a call back from a nurse who said she was going to prescribe me a different pill and that I could pick it up tomorrow. I went to the GP at 12.30 and was told off because apparently they close at 12.30 for lunch. (so they basically have and hr and a half lunch. Luxury)
I got my prescription and walked through to the pharmacy and left my prescription slip. But a lady walked up to me and said that they did not have the pill in stock. They’d get it tomorrow. I said I have to start with the pill tomorrow again, so what time? She said she’s check it out and walked to the phone. I started crying (I know…). They had finally broke me down. Or maybe I’m just a sensitive one.
How difficult can it be though to get a prescription of pills that they actually have in store?? She came back and I was tear-eyed. She looked horrified. She said the pill should be here at 8.00 and they open at 8.30. Through my half-crying I mumbled “I know it’s not your fault, but it really shouldn’t be this difficult and stressful. I’ve been trying to get these pills for a week now and was told they have a manufacturing problem. Was on the phone y-day to try and get my dr to prescribe me something similar and now you’re telling me that they’re also out. It is not suppose to be this difficult!”
Anyway, that didn’t help of course. Just have to try and get there tomorrow morning and see what happens. Would not be surprised if for some reason, the pills didn’t arrive with their delivery.
There is a thousand other things that has gone wrong, and this week just feels like a huge fail. FAIL! Please let things turn around soon.
At least Jon & I had a nice morning with breakfast on the balcony. Too bad the guy was fixing our cupboards a couple of meters away from us. It looks nice now though. That we actually have cupboards for the dishwasher and and washing machine.
Gaaah, this is driving me insane. I’m trying to collect my prescription for contraceptives. The pharmacy by my GP’s said they had had problems getting a hold of it and that I might be able to find it somewhere else. So I went to Boot’s pharmacy today, stood in the cue for ~30 mins with other sighing, annoyed people. When I’m finally served I am told that there is a “manufacturing problem” with the pill and that I need to contact my dr to get something else. Annoyed! Such unnecessary stress! Things like these should just WORK. It is hard enough to go to the Dr, get the prescription and wait at the Pharmacy. Having to chase your particular brand around town does not make it better!
I figure it is best to do my food shopping and then walk pass my GP on the way back. So with my heavy bags I struggle up the hill to the surgery just to be greeted with an intercom and a locked door. “How can I help?” says a voice from a plant. I try to find where it’s coming from, speaking to a plant looks weird.
“I’ve been trying to find a pharmacy that has my medication, but it’s apparently a manufacturing problem so I’ve been advice to contact my doctor to get something else instead…”
Again, notice how these people only present you with the problems and obstacles – never a solution, e.g. “We’re closed, BUT…”.
“Yes, I was just reading your note on the door. So what do I do? I need to get in contact with the doctor.”
“You can call back at 2pm. We open again then.”
And then my brain added a few extra sentences to that conversations and I picked up my bags and struggled back down the hill.
This is so extremely frustrating! I have so many things I need to do and I can never tick them off because the responding party can’t get to sort things out for me. Remember I mentioned I’ve requested a copy of my marriage certificate from RBKC. I wrote my first cheque, sent in the form with all the correct information. I was so happy Saturday morning when I found a letter from them already. And in it was a marriage cert as well, not ours though… So now I have to add “Call RBKC and sort out the wrong cert” to my to-do-list. And that’s how it is ALL THE TIME, my task list just keep growing the more I tick them off. Stupid incompetence!
That’s my ramble of the day…
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